Subject: Re: Difference between LISP and C++
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 24 Oct 2002 03:19:22 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* arien <spammers_suck@getlost.invalid>
| I detest people who categorise people on the internet.

  Like "you are weird"?

| Why should I get flamed for not understanding? I am trying to understand,
| but idiots like you make it impossible.

  OK. that does it.  You blame other people for your own shortcomings, and
  you blame your tools for your own problems finding and fixing parentheses

| I guess you would even be shocked to realise that I'm female.

  Some of us have excellent reading comprehension and retention and would
  only be shocked if you had suddenly changed into a male.

| It sucks because so many people automatically categorise people as male
| on the internet.

  This is only something you believe.  You assume much too much about other
  people.  Some people do not categorize /people/ in the first place, only
  their actions.  Some people do not actually have to deal with a "complete
  person" in order to respond to something they write.  To some people, the
  concept of debate and discussion is not about personal relations, but
  about exchanging ideas and thoughts and working with other people to
  solve or discuss problems.

| Rather than flaming me, would you care to explain it to me?

  If you go back and actually /read/ my replies to you, you will probably
  be shocked to find that I have actually answered your questions.  You
  have not paid any attention because your only interest was defending
  yourself and thinking about your own feelings.  Believe it or not, but I
  want you to focus on your question and what you say you are doing here,
  but you keep talking about people.  This is actually wrong of you.

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder.
Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.